Indo Cooking Classes for Foreigners
Learn Vegetarian Indian Cooking in Jaipur (India)
Quality intensive Cookery Classes & Crash Courses by a female Chef since year 2000) (Indian
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Jaipur Cooking classes
are most suitable for individuals and groups from
foreign countries. Our intensive cooking classes are
designed for non Indian nationals to enable them to cook
Indian food easily in their own kitchen back home.
The cooking lessons are conducted
and explained in such a way that you
would not need any special utensils or will have to
invest many hours for preparation.
The Goal of our cooking classes is to teach you the basics
of Indian cooking in such a simplified way so that you can
use the cooking skills very often at home.
The Indo Jaipur cooking classes
include numerous demonstrations and hands-On
of various basic and famous Indian Dishes. There is
Question Answers session
during the course and you are encouraged to ask
questions and Cook
Indian food yourself under the
supervision.During the cooking classes
you will be taught to cook different Indian dishes with
the appropriate use of typical Indian spices as they are
used in a typical Indian Kitchen.
We offer two Options of Vegetarian Indian Cooking
Classes in Jaipur to choose from:
Option 01: Basic Indian
Cooking Session (around 02 hours)
This cooking class is ideal for the beginners and for
those who just want to give a try to Indian vegetarian
cooking. In this cooking class you will be
taught two vegetarian dishes as
well as / Chutney (sauce), Yoghurt
drink, Naan, simple & stuffed Parathas etc. so
you learn to cook up to 06 Indian dishes
in one cooking session. These basic classes are
very reasonably priced and can be done by individual as
well as by small groups.
Option 02: Intensive Indian Cooking (around 05 hours)
In one day intensive cooking
class you will be taught many Indian vegetarian dishes, Naan, Roti, simple & stuffed Parathas
as well as Indian sweet / Snack /
Chutney (sauce) etc. so you learn to cook up to 09 dishes in one cooking session. You will
be encouraged to involve yourself
actively in the Kitchen under
the Guidance of our Cooking Teacher.
send us an
to check the availability and charges
for your individual
Intensive Indian Cooking
class in Jaipur.
Our Cooking classes at
take place from 10.30 till 14.00.
(Monday to Friday). Afternoon Cooking Classes are
available only on special request.
Option 1 & 2
both include the
Cost of all the Ingredients, Vegetables, Spices
Fee of cooking instructor, Cooking Literature
/ Indian Cooking Recipes
of local Spice and Vegetable Market (if desired)
Option 03: Weekly courses (around 07 hours a day)
courses for one week or more are available. These Indian Cooking Courses are done
mostly by foreigners who wish to learn Indian cooking
thoroughly and want be comfortable with the use of
typical Indian Spices while cooking at Home. For Foreign
Chefs, courses up to one month are organized. During
longer courses your stay can be organized with the
cooking Instructor in very well furnished & comfortable
high standard Apartments.Please
send us an emailto
check the availability and charges for weekly / monthly
cooking classes by a nativ chef in India
You may call the cooking instructor (Suman) at
0091 97843 56686
for urgent bookings or any clarification needed. (For advance bookings and general Queries communication
via email as the cooking instructor may be in the middle of
cooking session while you call). Bookings should be done
in advance and please feel free to inform
us your wishes as this would
enable us to make best our of the
cooking Training Session. We look forward to welcome you into the tastes of Indian
Spices at Indo Cooking Classes by Suman at Jaipur !
classes - Details of longer Indian Cooking Courses for
Foreigners at Jaipur (Rajasthan-
Cooking classes are most suitable for
individual and groups.
Our Indian Cooking classes are designed
for non Indian nationals who wish to learn the original
Indian cooking. We offer to stay at the cooking
Teacher home during the cooking course. The aim of these classes remain to enable
beginners to cook on their own using the basic spices
available in their home country. Professionals are given
help to polish their already existing knowledge and
there are guided into the depth of Indian spices and
cooking secrets. The ancient cooking secrets are
revealed so enrich your real Indian cooking experience. Our
cooking classes include
numerous demonstration and teaching of the Indian
cooking as well as many Question – Answers sessions
during the course with our Expert cooking Instructor.
There is a minimum one day course and maximum for two
months. Most common among our Students are one day or
one week courses which can be taken individually as well
as in a group if you intend to bring some more people
During our classes your will be taught to cook
different Indian dishes with the appropriate use of
typical Indian spices as they are used normally in an
Indian Kitchen. You will be taken
care by a female Professional
Indian cook who has had many years of teaching experience. Most of our Course Participants are
able to cook after the course independently in their own in their home coutnry
Below is the general information on about the cooking
course offered by us. If
you still find any of question unanswered please
let us know and we would get back to you. We
offer cooking courses for individuals and groups in the
city of Jaipur (Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan
(India) and is around 250 kms. away from Delhi or
Agra (Taj Mahal). If you are traveling only for learning the
Indian cooking you can travel any time and the classes
can be organized. However we recommend to check if the
wished dates are available with us as during the
our private one to one cooking classes may be booked
very well in advance
You may find below
information about our cooking classes useful:
We offer one day crash course (4
well as demonstration of Indian cooking.
We also offer five days course (with the one week
accommodation option) to one month course (can be
extended for any time duration) at the homely kitchen of
a cooking teacher where you will be taught the basic as
well as few North Indian dishes. The choice of the
dishes to be learned can be decided with mutual
understanding with the cooking Instructor (the time
period or duration can be extended if we
have the dates available).
The classes will take place from 09.30 till 12.30
(five days a week, Saturday , Sundays no classes).
There will be a Lunch with the Teacher after the cooking
classes – the time during the lunch can be used for
question – answers sessions
There is also an option of staying with the cooking
teacher (subject to availability
accommodation on the given dates (the
accommodation would be with a
private toilet and bath of
your own - a sample accommodation can be viewed here
The cost of the cooking classes with the stay at the
cooking teacher differ according
to low and high season and as per the availability of the
accommodation type Please send us an
with the dates you wish to take your individual Indian
cooking classes to get more information on this.
If you decide for
longer stay with the cooking teacher - the cooking
Cost of all the Ingredients, Vegetables,
Fee of Cooking instructor, cooking literature
Accommodation (You will be provided your own air
conditioned room and a private bath)
access to wifi internet, TV in your room
Laundry facility once a week
meals, tea, coffee etc. in the premises
Jaipur International is the nearest airport to the
cooking school and we / our Driver will pick you up from
the Airport and drive you to the host family. We can also get you picked up from the
Delhi international Airport During the half free days we can plan for you a tour
itinerary at reasonable cost which would include some sightseeing point in and around Jaipur.
Should you be interested in touring further into
Rajasthan or India we can extend your tour itinerary.
For those who are unable to travel to India to learn
Indian cooking we also offer courses through live online
Here are some of the
of the House where we offer the accommodation during the cooking classes. Currently we are offering Indian cookery classes in
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan (270 kms from
Delhi City and around 250 from the Delhi
international Airport). Should you be interested we recommend you to make the bookings well in advance to avoid the accommodation problem. You may
also have a look at the
from many different countries.
The cost of the Classes
may vary according to the chosen time
and would be subject of availabilty of our expert native cook.
Please send us an
emailand we would get back to you with further
cooking classes details.
For those who are unable to travel to India to learn
Indian cooking we also offer courses through live online
video teaching where you are taught via Skype or Yahoo
through a web Camera by am expert native teacher.
Should you be interested in this options we would be
glad to send you further details. Please
emailus your dates.
Indian Food has been rated by most of the cultures as
one of the best food available. Especially for
vegetarians the travel to India is half worth to enjoy
the India food only with its rich varieties. Indian
restaurants have been flourishing in the capitals of the
world and thus, Indian cuisine is no longer a mystery.
In UK, Indian curry is the third most popular dish among
the Britishers. Among the Japanese, the curry rice is
relished quite a lot and it is the second most popular
dish according to a recent survey. UK has more than 1000
Indian restaurants and USA, Canada and Japan have over
100 restaurants each.India
attracts over 3 million foreign visitors every year for an average stay of
The Indian Cuisine is also gaining more popularity due to the rich taste, exotic flavor and healthy preparation. Indian cuisine has a very
good taste which is designed not only to satisfy the taste buds but also the human psychology. The Indian cuisine is easy to prepare, tasty and can be prepared in less time.
Spices are the main part of the Indian cooking and their quantity and proportion varies with the geographical boundaries. Spices are freshly grounded and added in many different combinations. Some of the spices which are commonly used are coriander, turmeric, cumin,
chilies, fennel, and fenugreek. Other spices which are added for some fragrance are cardamom, clove, cinnamon and star aniseed.
Individual Cookery Classes in India
- Students and Cooking Instructor
There are various techniques of Indian cooking. Some of these techniques are Baghar or Tadka (Instant seasoning or Tempering), Balchao (Pickling), Bhunao (Curry), Dhuanaar (Smoke Seasoning), Dum (Steaming),
Handi, Kadhai, Talna (Frying), Tandoori and Tawa.
Tandoori cooking is a north Indian specialty and famous all over the world. Tandoori chicken,
Naan, Tandoori Roti, Tandoori Kebabs are some of the famous Tandoori dishes.
The Indian cuisine can be divided into two main cuisines, North Indian and South Indian Cuisine.
A typical North Indian meal consists of Chappatis, parantha or pooris (unleavened flat breads),
dals, curries that are mild and made in ghee, vegetables seasoned with yogurt or pomegranate powder, green vegetables like spinach and green mustard cooked with
paneer, north Indian pickles, fresh tomato, mint, cilantro chutneys and yogurt
raitas. North Indian desserts and sweets are made of milk,
paneer, lentil flour and wheat flour combined with dried nuts and garnished with a thin sheet of pure silver. Nimbu Pani (lemon drink), Lassi (iced buttermilk) are popular drinks of the North. Hot
and sweet cardamom milk is very common before going to bed.
North Indian Cuisine can be further divided into different categories according to states and tastes. These categories are Kashmiri, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Garhwal, Pahari, Uttar Pradesh, Awadh and Lucknow.
It is quite interesting to note that most of the Indian spices have a medicinal value. The most commonly
used spices and herbs in Indian cooking are asafoetida, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, coriander, garlic,
ginger, turmeric and aniseed. Turmeric, Ginger and Cardamom are the most commonly used
herbs as they have digestive properties. Turmeric gives the dish a pleasant yellow natural colour and helps to preserve the
food. Coriander seeds are supposed to have a cooling effect on the body of a person. Saffron, the most
expensive spice, creates a nice flavour and fragrance with just a little quantity.
Mustard, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, cloves, poppy and caraway seeds are some other spices used in Indian dishes. In India, Masala is
commonly used which is a blend of various spices and it is either in a dry or a liquid paste. Garam Masala
is a blend of fragrant spices which include cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, mace, coriander seeds,
nutmeg, and black pepper. It can stored and kept for future use. Nowadays, Garam Masalas are
conveniently available in packets in any grocery.
Indian cuisine has a
lot of variety to offer. Indian food can be broadly divided into
four different regions corresponding to Delhi for the North,
Bombay for the West, Madras for the South and Calcutta for the
East. Many varieties of curry-dishes are made in different parts
of India, each of which has its own distinct flavour. For the
Indians, curry encompasses a whole class of dishes. There are
numerous curries which are prepared with meat, fish, chicken,
vegetables and on occasions, fruits. The only common factor in
all the curries is that they all contain freshly ground spices,
including turmeric, and have a ‘gravy’. The Cooking medium is is
pure ghee (clarified butter). Other vegetable fats are now more
commonly used as the cooking medium.
Besides the preparation, its presentation of food is also
important to Indians. Traditionally, Indian food is served
either on a well washed large banana leaf or in a thali which is
a large plate made of brass, steel or silver. Porcelain plates
are also used commonly by Indian people. On the thali, several
katoris (little bowls) are placed to hold small helpings of each
dish. A typical meal may consist of a meat or fish dish, two
vegetable dishes, dal, yoghurt and a sweet dish of kheer or
halwa, pickles, chutneys, papads, etc.
Indian Breads (Roti
- Nan - Parantha - Puri)
India offers a vast
variety of breads. Unlike in the West, these breads are the main
food in the Indian meals. Chappatis and nans are
cooked in an oven or tandoor. Thin and small chappatis are made on an iron griddle placed on gas or fire. The
most common bread is the chappati.
Basically, the chappati is just flour and water dough rolled
very thin and cooked like a pancake on slow heat. These are hot
and fresh.Some breads like puris are fried in deep fat and paranthas are
pan fried with a little fat, preferably ghee. These are quite soft and delicious. Indians
also make paranthas stuffed with potatoes or other vegetables
which are complete meals and are eaten along with plain
yoghurt and pickle. Puris are made
from the same basic dough rolled out thin and round with a wooden
roller and deep-friend in clarified butter or vegetable fat.
Bread is more
commonly eaten than rice. The omnipresent chappati is
the common man’s dish. Nan is kind of a luxury and is
preferred eaten with tandoori food. Another variety of
is parantha which is prepared of wheat flour and is
relished by almost everyone. Since most of the Indian
restaurants abroad serve Tandoori food, the foreigners
are more familiar with it. Tandoori
chicken or mutton is a barbecued food which is spiced
and marinated in yoghurt. Tandoori chicken with a
nan, green salad and a dessert is a dish which the
tourists cannot resist. Tandoori
food is not very spicy and is very similar to western
cooking. In Delhi, many varieties of
meat kababs are available like the Boti Kabab, Reshmi Kabab,
Pasinda Kabab. The
other delicacies of the Northern Indian
cuisine are biryani which is a dish made
of rice, saffron and marinated lamb or chicken. Pulao is a slightly less
complicated version of biryani. There
is another exciting version – sweet
pulao made with rice, coconut, almonds,
mangoes and papayas.
Besides tandoori food, the other choices
available are Rogan
Josh, lamb curry, Kofta, Korma or Do-Piaza.
Do Piaza is made with lots of onions,
Korma is particularly rich and Koftas are
curry along with small balls of meat. The
large Koftas have a stuffing of boiled eggs. North Indian meal
is also accompanied with dal
(lentil soup). For the vegetarian lovers,
this cuisine offers several dishes like Panner, Sag
Paneer (cheese with spinach), Bharta, a
delicious vegetable made from egg plant
and several other dishes combining
cauliflower, potatoes and other similar
vegetables. The dessert mainly includes kheer, firni
(pudding) or halwa. Since Kashmiri food has also been
influenced by Mughlai food, so there are many
varieties of meat dishes especially lamb dishes,
and is spicier as compared to other typical
North Indian dishes.
The most famous form of the Kashmiri cuisine is Wazwan. Wazwan is the traditional 24-course banquet with many ways of cooking and varieties of meat - some in curry, some dry, and of various sizes. These are carefully cooked by the master chef, Vasta
Waza, and his retinue of wazas. The meal is served on a large metal plate called the
trami. The rice is served in a mound in the center. There is an earthen pot which is filled with freshly made yogurt and chutney. The meal began with a ritual washing of hands at a basin called the
tash-t-nari, which is taken around by attendants. Seven dishes are a must for these occasions which are
Rista, Rogan Josh, Tabak Maaz, Daniwal Korma, Aab Gosht, Marchwangan Korma and
The most famous dish of Punjab is the Sarson ka saag, which originated from Punjab. This dish of green mustard is simmered and slow cooked over coals along with
rajma, kali dal or lentils. This dish is served with unleavened bread of cornmeal or wheat and a dollop of butter or with steamed basmati rice.
The major ingredient of the Rajasthani or Marwari dishes is the Gram flour or
Besan. The gram flour is used to make some of the delicacies like
Khata, Gatte Ki Sabzi and Pakodi. Powdered lentils are used for Mangodi and
Papad. Bajra and corn are used all over the state in the preparation of
Rabdi, Khichdi and Rotis. Some of the famous sweets and desserts of Rajasthan are
Laddoos, Malpuas, Jalebies, Rasgullas, Mishri Mawa, Mawa Kachori, Sohan Halwa and Mawa or milk cake.
Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food. The most famous sweets which are found in the cities of Uttar Pradesh are jalebies, sweetmeats, variety of 'kachoris' and pethas.
The Awadh style of cooking is famous all over the world for its tender meat dishes and excellent sweets.
Lucknow is known all over the India for its biryanis and different meat preparations. Nihari and
naan, a mutton dish served for breakfast is one of the dishes
that should be tasted to be believed.
Bengal, food is quite plain and rice is the staple diet. Most, Bengalis
prefer fresh water fish and fortunately there is an abundance of it in many
homes in rural Bengal which have their own fish ponds. Mustard seeds and
mustard oil are generally used as the cooking medium for the various
fish dishes. Bekdi, a special fish of Bengal, specially lends itself to
Western style of cooking. If Bengali’s first love is fish, then the second
is sweets. Special and typical sweet that come from Bengal are Misti Doi
which is the sweetened yoghurt, Sandesh and Rasgullas, made in different
ways from cottage cheese. Bengali cuisine is unique in India where
plain yoghurt is missing in its menu. Traditionally, no sweets are made at
home and are always bought from the confectioner.
South Indian Food
eat a lot of rice and their curry is as rich as in North
India, but it is spicier. Their vegetarian food provides a
lot of variety, especially the Brahmin food which is
different from the non-Brahmin food. Tamarind, chillies and
coconut is grown in abundance in the south. A typical meal
in the South consists of sambhar, rasam (a
thin lentil soup), some vegetable preparations
which are often cooked with grated coconut and
yoghurt and eaten with boiled rice. Sambhar, the staple dish of South Indians, is made with a
combination of arhar, yellow lentil, tamarind, spices and
the most popular dishes are dosas and idlis
whose popularity spreads throughout the
country. These dishes are served with Sambhar
and coconut chutney. Dosas are fried pancakes, whereas
idlis are more like teamed dumplings and are made with a mixture of ground
available in Mumbai varies from the food in the rest of the
country. This is perhaps due to the presence of small but
influential communities of Parsis, Sindhis,Goans and Khoja Muslims. A few years ago, Goa was
occupied by the Portuguese and hence the Portuguese
present in its cuisine. One of
Goa’s best known dishes is Vindaloo, chicken pork or fish
cooked with spices and vinegar. Unlike other Indians, Goans
eat a lot of pork. The fresh sausages and seafood have a
special taste. The Boras and the Khojas also have their own
style of cooking. The Sindhis, prepare a different cuisine
which is more often meat-based. The majority of
Maharashtrians and Gujaratis, the original natives of this
region, are vegetarians. Theyhave mastered the art of vegetarian cooking.
Sweet Dishes (Pakwan)
India is a country
of sweets and each region of India has its own specialties. Most
Indian sweets are made by boiling down milk to remove the
moisture. It is called khoa. When butter, sugar and many other
flavours are added, then these take the form of barfi, malai,
kheer, rasgulla, gulabjamun and sandesh. The various regional
recipes have different forms of rice puddings, milk puddings,
vegetable and fruits dipped in sweet syrup etc. Combinations of
all these offer hundreds of varieties of sweet dishes. These
desserts can be decorated with raisins, almonds, and pistachio
Paan is generally eaten by people after having their food. Paan
is a betel leaf wrapped around a variety of ingredients. Every
paan-seller has his special recipe to make. There are as
numerous styles of preparing paan in India. The paan made
of betel leaf is the most popular and has some digestive
“Wonderful cooking class in indian cuisine”
Reviewed 17 March 2015
We booked a 3 day cooking class with Suman and it was the
highlight of our 2 weeks vacation to India.
We learnt a lot about indian dishes, spices and prepared
delicious vegetarian dishes.
Suman showed us how to prepare delicious indian dishes and many
kinds of breads.
I can highly recommend her cooking class- it was a truly unique
All the dishes we prepared were delicious beyond belief.
Suman is a fantastic chef and she shared so many of her recipes
Absolutely wonderful !!!!!
Visited March 2015
delicious and doable at the same time!” Reviewed 25 February 2015
Interesting, delicious and doable at the same time! I was taught
to cook five different Indian dishes, including naan, green
chutney and Patek Paneer to Dal Makhani.
Visited February 2015
our trip to India!” Reviewed 22 January 2015
Don't hesitate, book this class!
My wife and I had so much fun learning to cook with Suman! Not
only is she a great cook, but she is a great teacher. She knows
how to break things down into the most simple steps. You will
come out of this class feeling comfortable making many Indian
Suman has a wonderful family. We enjoyed lunch with her husband
and daughter, and had some fascinating conversation about Indian
Visited January 2015
“We had a
great time cooking with Suman”
Reviewed 26 December 2014
It was really nice to spend some time cooking in Suman's
beautiful home. We learnt a huge range of different dishes,
including several different breads and also had a chance to
visit some of the shops where she bought ingredients. We had a
lovely lunch with her and her husband afterwards and it was by
far the best food we've had in India. A must do in Jaipur!
Visited December 2014
London, United Kingdom
cooking class with Suman”
Reviewed 21 July 2014
I booked a cooking class through Indo Vacations with
Kumar's wife, Suman - what a fantastic experience! I was
warmly welcomed into Suman's home (and kitchen!). We
made 8 recipes, some recipes where the gravies can be
applied to other dishes which is great. Truly a
marvelous experience for anyone interested in cooking
and eating Indian food. DON'T MISS OUT!
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